The more extreme climate, in addition to certain local conditions, makes the cultivation of maize uneconomical, even though the plant plays a significant role in feeding, so the livestock sector economy. Growers are looking for a crop that can replace corn in the crop rotation, however, outdated or missing cultivation technology makes it difficult to spread more adaptable crops. It is also clear from international research that sorghum can be a good alternative in drought-stricken countries, thanks to technological developments over the last decade of breeding. In Hungary, you can also play this role if the cultivation technology is optimized. In order to develop the technology for growing grain and silage sorghum, it is necessary to designate sample plots on the holdings participating in the consortium. Soil genetic explorations are carried out on these sample plots (experimental sites), the aim of which is to determine the fertility (physical condition and chemical properties) of the soil, partly by field measurements and partly by laboratory tests. Productivity zones are created using background information (e.g., NDVI maps, topographic maps, slope angle analysis, etc.) and soil mapping data.

The first step in renewing the technology is to transform the tillage system. Our goal is to use moisture-saving tillage systems, during which our goal is to reduce drought damage during the growing season. During the application of the field-specific cultivation system within the field, it is possible to apply the variable input application both in terms of the amount of seed and the doses of basic and top fertilizer used. From the point of view of the cultivation of sorghum, it is of great importance to “keep the stock” clean, which must be solved by mechanical weeding (cultivation) of the fields in one or more passes. The number and time of this process should be considered as one of the priority points of the research, taking into account the importance of the subtask from the point of view of economical cultivation. Yield and income maps are prepared from the grains and silage experiments, which must be compared with the yield and income maps of grains and silage maize from the fields with similar characteristics in the farms participating in the consortium. In order to increase efficiency, our goal is to procure new machines for crop production and harvesting, and to analyze the machine operation and plant organization data of the machine connections involved in the technology. In this way, in addition to increasing competitiveness, it is possible to reduce the burden on the environment, to carry out operations at the optimal time and to implement the necessary but sufficient principle through the application of site-specific management.



Hungary, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok county


Discovery Center | Gödöllő


Vidékfejlesztési Program
Saját forrás

Jász-Agro Kft. | Farmer
Jász-Kun Agrár Kft. | Farmer
Király Csaba | Farmer
Jászsági-Agrár Kft. | Farmer
Jász-Föld Mg Kft. | Farmer
Dr. Felföldi János | Researcher


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Submission of application documents to the adjudicating authorities..


Evaluation of the application. Purchase of the machines used in the experiment and their commissioning. Purchase of necessary input materials. Examination of the plant technologies of the producers participating in the experiment from previous years. Systematization of available data, e.g. yield maps, NDVI satellite images. Performing soil sampling.


Based on the 2019 data, nutrient management and sowing proposals are made, based on which field trials begin on all fields involved in the consortium. Nutrient management experiments are given the main role in the first year. Continuous monitoring takes place during the study in each location. One season's worth of results is obtained, from which conclusions can be drawn and the technology of the second year can be modified accordingly. First payment claim.


Based on the experiences and results of the previous year, the experiments of the second year are determined. In the second year, the main emphasis is on differentiated sowing, in addition to nutrient application. Continuous monitoring takes place during the escort at each location. With the data of the first and second years, it is already possible to analyze statistical data.

Monitoring II.

In the last year of the experiment, coordinated experiments are set up based on the experience of previous years, including nutrient application and differentiated sowing. Continuous monitoring of the pilot areas continue during the final year. The data sorting throughout the experiment is carried out and a research report is prepared. A plant visit is carried out. Submission of a second payment claim.


Publications appear about the experiment. Last payment claim. Project closure: 31 March 2023.


Publication No.01.

Publication No.02.